OUR PASTORAL TEAM
Jeremy and Connie are the Lead Pastors for Catch the Fire Barrie, a one-hour drive north of Toronto. Prior to planting the Barrie church in April 2015, they have been Worship Leaders and Associate Pastors at Catch the Fire Toronto (CTF), formerly Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF) since the church began in 1987. They have also travelled extensively as the International Trainers for CTF, mentoring teachers and speakers and raising up CTF team globally. They have both taught and ministered in worship, soaking in God's presence, renewal and healing of the heart on five continents. They are featured on many live recordings at CTF, the most recent five being intimate CDs for soaking in God’s presence. They have also written a book on the heart of worship called "An Audience of One".
Before becoming a pastor, Jeremy was the principal of a Christian elementary and secondary school for 18 years. During that time he earned his Master's degree from Grace Seminary in Indiana and later received his ordination. Connie received her Bible and music training at Ontario Bible College. Jeremy and Connie have been married for over 40 years and have three young adult sons who often minister with them. Their passion is to see the body of Christ drawn into intimacy with God through worship and “soaking” in God’s presence, with healed hearts, prepared for the coming Bridegroom."
Brent and Letitia joined Catch the Fire Barrie right when it began. They were attending the School of Ministry in Toronto as the start-up meetings were beginning, unaware that Catch The Fire was planning to come to Barrie! They now work primarily with the young adults and youth of Catch The Fire Barrie, Brent helps lead worship on Sundays and they assist Connie & Jeremy Sinnott with whatever work needs to be done.
Before going to the School of Ministry in 2014, they worked as missionaries in Haiti for two and a half years. There, they worked with an organization that took in at-risk children and youth. Brent has a background in Business and is working full-time and Letitia is finishing up her degree in Social Work.
Steve & Claudia are Associate Pastors at Catch the Fire Barrie, alongside Senior Pastors, Jeremy and Connie Sinnott, (and team) with a desire to continue to encounter, empower and share the love of the Father.
Precipitated by past trials of deep grief and loss, Stephen and Claudia find themselves on a new page of hope and joy. Stephen, a pastor for many years, with his wife, Claudia, a past child and adult educator, enjoy the rich goodness of God in their new chapter together.
Stephen and Claudia lead Oneness in Marriage groups with Catch the Fire Barrie with a focus on Life-giving communication, and biblical principles of relationships. Along with these groups, Stephen and Claudia offer “issue focused” ministry from Restoring the Foundations, (an integrated approach to biblical healing).
A new found passion for Stephen and Claudia is ministering in the Love of the Father in other nations, in particular the Philippines and Guyana, witnessing transformation and healing in lives of brothers and sisters around the world.